It’s another good weekend at the movies, with a couple of new releases worthy of your attention as well as some holdovers from the past.
My pick for the weekend is Hanna (my review here). This is a movie you have to see, and you have to see on the big screen. That’s if you like good movies, anyway. If you don’t like good movies there’s also a remake of Arthur that panders to the nerd crowd with Batman and Star Wars references.
Also this weekend is Your Highness; this is tougher to recommend because while I liked it a bunch, it’s not for everybody. Especially tough is that the film is funny in a particularly low key way that some may find off-putting. Or not funny (my review here).
Opening in small release - just New York this weekend, I think - is Meek’s Cutoff, a quiet pioneer film from the always excellent Kelly Reichardt (see Wendy and Lucy and Old Joy!). And then there’s Soul Surfer, a religious movie about a surfing girl who gets her arm bitten off by a shark but keeps believing in Jesus anyway. Or something.
As always, the comments below are open to spoilers for this weekend’s movies, so beware!